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Improving South Sudan’s Livelihoods and Ecosystems Through Water Management

Imatong Watershed

More than 30 percent of South Sudanese do not have access to water—and in a country where 80 percent of the workforce is employed in agriculture—water is critical not only for health and hygiene, but also the majority of livelihoods.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pangolin

Pangolin close up

Did you know that today is World Pangolin Day? It’s a whole day dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness about this unique mammal—which is not only the world’s only truly scaly mammal but also, unfortunately, its most trafficked. In honor of World Pangolin Day, here are five facts that you probably didn’t know about this interesting creature.

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Which Came First: The Elephants or the Pants?

The Elephant Pants

What came first, the elephants or the pants? The answer, of course, is "the elephants" and a love of everything revolving around elephants. After all, who can't admire the beauty, power, and intelligence of such majestic creatures?

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Fog-Basking Beetle, the Little Beetle That Could

Namib beetle in the desert

Arid parks may sound boring to some, but it’s incredibly fascinating how much plant life and wildlife is sustained despite such a harsh living environment.

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Going Tuskless

Elephant with small tusks

Decades of poaching and overhunting of large tusked elephants may be leading to generations of elephants with smaller tusks—or no tusks at all

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